De La Salle Collegiate has established Esports as a student activity.
Freshman varsity basketball player Phoenix Glassnor plays the national anthem on his tenor saxophone prior to game.
Eight Pilots advance to the DECA State Competition.
The 25th Annual DLS Student Jeopardy Tournament, directed by Thaier Mukhtar, got underway this week.
Over 50 alumni participated in the Annual Career Day at De La Salle on January 12.
The De La Salle Collegiate varsity wrestling team opened up the Catholic League portion of its schedule on Wednesday against Madison Heights Bishop Foley and Birmingham Brother Rice.
Senior Dylan Todaro named 2022 Balgenorth Award winner.
Junior James Walter provided valuable service in delivering and unpacking food at a local church pantry.
The Pilots (5-0), in front of a packed house Tuesday night at the Bill Fox Gymnasium, played their 2021-22 regular season home opener against Clinton Twp. Chippewa Valley. They took care of the Big Reds handedly, 76-46.
The 2021 DLS Food Drive benefits three parishes.
The De La Salle Collegiate varsity basketball team (2-0) began its road to the Breslin Center Saturday against Ferndale High School. The game, which was played at North Farmington HS as part of the annual Horatio Williams Foundation Tip-Off Classic, turned into an instant classic for the Pilots.
De La Salle Collegiate continues to shape its football coaching staff into the best high school staff in the state of Michigan. by adding former Detroit Cass Tech assistant football coach Gary Abernathy, who will join the Pilots' coaching staff as the new running backs coach for 2022.
Alumni gathered to place ornaments on a tree, light the outdoor Christmas tree.
The Pilots (1-0) started off the 2021-22 regular season on a positive note Wednesday night, defeating the Grosse Pointe South Blue Devils, 5-1, at Mount Clemens Ice Arena.
The Pilot Bar Association met for its annual meeting on Nov. 16, 2021. Four judges discussed the use of Zoom in their courtrooms.
The De La Salle Collegiate athletic department is proud to announce that it is offering athletic training, starting on November 29th. It will provide De La Salle’s student-athletes with the opportunity to gain strength, speed, agility and mobility.
Craig Wolanin, '85, spoke at the Class of 2022 1926 Society breakfast on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at the Detroit Athletic Club.
A new wall honors alumni who are mlitary veterans.
De La Salle Collegiate Athletic Director Dan Rohn announced this week the hiring of John Musachio as the new head baseball coach for the Pilots. Also, Long-time head baseball coach and former De La Salle athletic director Brian Kelly will be joining Musachio’s staff as the assistant head coach and assisting in player and coach.
De La Salle Collegiate Athletic Director Dan Rohn announced this week the hiring of John Musachio as the new head baseball coach for the Pilots. Also, Long-time head baseball coach and former De La Salle athletic director Brian Kelly will be joining Musachio’s staff as the assistant head coach and assisting in player and coach development at all three levels.
De La Salle Collegiate Athletic Director Dan Rohn announced this week that Hall of Fame Tennis Coach, and current De La Salle faculty member Mrs. Annmarie Michol will return to head the Pilots’ tennis program.
A new Trackman golf simulator is now located at the Brother Robert Activities Center (BRAC). Students and alumni may use the facility.
Alumnus Tim Grajewski, DLS '63, and his wife Susan joined the DLS community for the November 1 Feast of All Saints liturgy.
The DLS Honors Banking Class attended the annual Mass of Commerce, hosted by the Archdiocese of Detroit.
The top students in each grade with the highest cumulative GPA were recognized for their achievements at the CHSL Prep Bowl on Oct. 23.
Three juniors and campus minister John Berlin traveled to Buffalo, NY for a DENA-sponsored Vocation Summit.
The Archdiocese of Detroit recognized several DLS teachers for their years of service at the CHSL Prep Bowl at Ford Field on October 23.
The Cracchiolo Endowed Scholarship Fund Benefits DLS students.
DLS Freshmen welcomed favorite teachers from their grade and middle schools to the annual Favorite Teacher Breakfast.
The Pilot offense remained red-hot on the red turf of Msgr. Milewski Stadium on the campus of Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Friday night, defeating the Eaglets 49-25. The Pilots dominated the ground game, rushing for six of their seven scores.
The DLS Varsity Soccer team assisted, participated in the 2021 Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary Run on September 18.
Veteran teacher Mary Balamucki joins DLS Science Dept.
DLS welcomes a new music teacher and a new art teacher.
Three seniors named to the College Board National African American Recognition Program.
The Daniel J. Loepp Family Foundation is contributing $1 million to De La Salle Collegiate to ensure all students have the support to succeed and prepare for college with assistance from mentors and tutors.
DETROIT CATHOLIC: The larger Catholic League schools have long been at a disadvantage when it comes to finding suitable opponents in football.
Five DLS alumni named to 20-21 WSU College of Engineering Dean's List.
Campus Minister John Berlin is planning for a full year of activities, including liturgies, retreats, service opportunities, and activities.
More than 30 students, from grades 9-12, have transferred to DLS for this school year.
Senior Anthony Schena spearheads summer teen Masses at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral.
DLS Alumnus Greg DeMars, Jr., '00, successfully bid to place a flag of his choice at Our Lady Star of the Sea Grade School.
The Pilots varsity football program (1-0) started its season off with a bang Friday night against Chicago St. Patrick, as part of the 2021 Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State’s Tom Adams Field. De La Salle dominated from start to finish, winning the contest with the Shamrocks, 38-13
Whether it was running or throwing, Warren De LaSalle junior quarterback Brady Drogosh had the Pilot offense humming Friday night at the Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic.
The Pilots (2-1-2) played to a 1-1 tie with their rivals from the Catholic League Central Division, the Detroit Catholic Central Shamrocks, Wednesday night at St. John Baptist de La Salle Field.
FREE PRESS: Per longtime prep sports writer Mick McCabe, the Pilots are the 12th-best team in the state, heading into the 2021 season!
The newly re-organized De La Salle Dads’ Club will have its first meeting for all dads on Monday, August 23, at 7 p.m., in the DLS Cafeteria.
De La Salle Collegiate is proud to announce that it will induct a new Athletic Hall of Fame class during the 2021-22 school year. The 2021 Hall of Fame class inductees include Br. Robert (Bob) Carnaghi FSC, SJ'48, Dr. Charles Lucas '55, Vince Thomas '96, Mark Torzy '75, Craig Wolanin '85, and the 2000 State Championship Baseball Team.
De La Salle Collegiate is moving into the fall with a new-look athletic department, spearheaded by the appointment of varsity football head coach Dan Rohn as the school’s new athletic director.
De La Salle Collegiate made history Wednesday, July 21, hosting its first ever alumni class captains’ meeting.
De La Salle Collegiate is prepared for the 21-22 school year.
De La Salle Collegiate has found its replacement for longtime cross country head coach Sandy Buchanan, tabbing Paul Barr to be the next leader of the program.
The 3rd Annual Christian Brothers' Classic was a smashing success Monday, at Indianwood Golf & Country Club in Lake Orion. The outing, which was held in memory of the late Ed Martel, '87, raised $52,000 for De La Salle Collegiate.
DLS Golfers placed fifth at the 2021 MHSAA Division 1 State Tournament.
The DLS CBA presented Angie Aldini with the Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of her many years of service to the CBA and to De La Salle.
Science teacher Laura Rigby is retiring.
The traditional end of the year athletic awards were presented to six outstanding members of the Class of 2021.
Ten members of the DLS Class of 2021 will continue playing their sports in college.
De La Salle football, coming off an appearance in the MHSAA Division 2 state championship game, is glad to announce the addition of Tyler Alwardt to the coaching staff for the 2021 season. He will serve as the Pilots' defensive backs coach and director of strength and performance.
Junior Minseok Bae took the top spot in a national coding contest.
The DLS Save Club was recognized for its efforts in conservation and environmental preservation.
Seniors recently completed the Career Readiness program, thanks to a generous donation by Michael Smigiel, DLS Class of 2015.
Senior IB students present art exhibition in DLS TARMAC.
New Mascot Arrives at DLS.
Alumnus Eric Ford now works in the medical field, pursues art in his spare time.
Alumni Jake Femminineo and David Femminineo have pursued legal careers and are prominent in the Macomb County legal community.
Alumnus Kyle Suminski has opened his own HealthQuest physical therapy location at the DLS BRAC.
Alumni Eric Tawney and Michael Smigiel have recently donated to DLS in support of student activities.
DLS Art Teacher John Hicks painted a new Pilot head in the Bill Fox Gymnasium.
Alumnus Rob Hathaway, '06, was instrumental in the 2021 DLS Mascot Project.
The 20-21 DLS Varsity Basketball Team finished in the Division 1 Final Four.
Senior Brett Stanley, a three-sport athlete, will continue to play in college.
A summary of the seasons for each of the five winter sports: Basketball, Wrestling, Bowling, Hockey, and Swimming and Diving.
De La Salle fought and fought until it could no longer on Thursday in its MHSAA Division 1 semifinal game with Ann Arbor Huron. The Pilots (13-4) fell to the Huron River Rats (20-0), 55-39, at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.
De La Salle Collegiate defeated U of D Jesuit 64-59 en route to a Regional Championship, the first-ever hosted at the Bill Fox Gymnasium.
DLS Bowling finishes 7-3 in 2021 CHSL season.
Wrestling team has strong showing in district competition. Junior Jeff Roskopp is all-state.
The 2021 swim team heads to the state finals.
Varsity Hockey Turns Around Season, with a 24-21-6 record.
Senior Luke Boldman is collecting loose change through February 25 to benefit a local charity.
As the clock hit triple zeros in Tuesday night's MHSAA regional semifinal contest between DLS and Detroit King, sophomore Nino Smith sank a 3-pointer that gave the Pilots (11-3) a 53-51 victory on their home floor at the Bill Fox Gymnasium.
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The 2021 Christian Brothers' Classic is set for June 21 at Indianwood in Lake Orion.
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De La Salle's regular season came to an end Tuesday night inside the Bill Fox Gymnasium. The Pilots (8-3) lost to Brother Rice, 58-56, in a Catholic League Tournament semifinal matchup.
De La Salle defeated Detroit Edison 72-68 after a last-minute schedule change on Senior Day.
Sophomore Michael Sulaka scores 20 as the Pilots defeated the Farmington 79-55 on Tuesday night at Bill Fox Gymnasium.
The Pilots (6-1) fell to the Orchard Lake St. Mary's Eaglets, 44-32, in a Catholic League Central division affair Saturday at the Bill Fox Gymnasium.
The Pilots defeated Eastpointe 75-53 in return to basketball after a two-week COVID shut-down.
President Emeritus of De La Salle Collegiate High School Brother Bob Carnaghi, FSC, passed away March 2, 2021.
The Annual Student Raffle is almost here, kicking off March Madness. A long-standing spring tradition at De La Salle Collegiate, the raffle proceeds directly contribute to keeping tuition as low as possible. The 2021 raffle goal is $155,000.
The 2021 DLS Alumni Basketball Tournament is tentatively scheduled for March 13 and 14.
Watch out Metro Detroit prep hoops fans, Warren De Salle is poised to play sleeper in the Catholic League.
The Class of 2021 Valedictorian is Joshua Hoenscheid. Co-Salutatorians are Andrew Fergan and Ryan Schaeffer.
Alumnus Steve Graus, Class of 1974, has been named the 2021 Christian Brothers' Dinner Honoree.
Chemistry and hard work are two of the main ingredients in De La Salle Collegiate’s basketball team getting off to a 4-0 start this season.
The 2021 Christian Brothers' Dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Jimmy John's Field.
Many young men play football their whole lives and sometimes never get a shot at the Super Bowl. But it’s different for Kansas City Chiefs defensive end and Detroit native Mike Danna, who has not been playing the sport as long and is now on his way to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday.
“The De La Salle football players, coaches, and parents wish to extend our biggest ‘Best of Lucks’ regarding your battle. Leukemia had no idea who it was messing with.” Beat Leukemia #46 Devin Gibbs.
A season unlike any before it, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent protocols and restrictions, concluded Friday for the De La Salle Pilots (7-5) with a 25-19 loss to Muskegon Mona Shores (12-0) in the MHSAA Division 2 state championship game.
The game marked the Pilots' third state title game
A season unlike any before it, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent protocols and restrictions, concluded Friday for the De La Salle Pilots (7-5) with a 25-19 loss to Muskegon Mona Shores (12-0) in the MHSAA Division 2 state championship game.
Senior Michael Wisniewski has received the 2021 Balgenorth Award, valued at $1,000.
Principal Br. Ken Kalinowski '84 and President Larry Rancilio '86 were featured on CivicCenterTV's Megacast. They discussed how De La Salle Collegiate managed to continue in-person education safely during the pandemic, including a catholic schools lawsuit to prove that in-person education can continue if it’s done the right way.
Students named to Scholastic All-Catholic Team.
De La Salle Collegiate Alumnus Brian Simpson, Class of 1994, was especially moved by the DLS online Mass in May, with DLS Alumnus Father Brian Meldrum, '02, as the celebrant. Simpson penned these thoughts afterwards.
Due to COVID-19 limitations the school’s administration and counseling department are working with Director of Alumni Relations Dennis Koch, ‘94, to develop a Virtual Career Day during February 2021.
Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, Admissions Director Kevin Fitzhenry, ‘03, and Associate Director Zach Issa, ‘09, are now meeting prospective students and their families both in-person (by appointment) and online, in a variety of scheduled informational “Zoom” meetings.
Pilot Football Teams Sees ‘Light’ at the End of the Tunnel: Adds Offensive Coordinator
Alumni Steve Manuszak ‘02 and Chris Hakim ‘08 are currently residents at Providence Hospital in Southfield.
The Admissions Office has also introduced a new platform called PeerPal, which allows prospective families the ability to reach out directly to current parents to gain their perspective on De La Salle
Alum celebrates 100th birthday.
Thanks to alumnus Mark Wisniewski, ‘83, past parent Tom Fabbri and Aaro Companies, and Brett Russell and Russell Landscaping, De La Salle Collegiate has a tall Christmas tree with lights in front of the school.
Spencer LeBeau was selected first-team all-state for Division 1 by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association, while CJ Fritz received honorable mention.
All MHSAA sports have been paused as a part of the new mandate given by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Head football coach Dan Rohn is keeping his Pilots optimistic and prepared for a return to play.
The State Health Department has issued a new order in an effort to combat the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases. Based on this order, De La Salle Collegiate will transition to virtual learning, effective tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 16.
Ten district championships in program history. That's what the Pilots can now lay claim to, after their 36-0 victory over the previously undefeated Port Huron Big Reds Friday night.
The 2020 campaign was far from an easy one for the De La Salle Collegiate cross country program to navigate through.
Mr. Wilson Juncaj and Mr. Alex Slavsky have joined the De La Salle teaching staff.
The Beards and Spurs Chapter of the NWTF, representing Macomb and Oakland Counties, decided to assist the DLS Clay Target Shooting Program and has donated $500.
As COVID-19 cases rise in Michigan and with families gathering at Thanksgiving, De La Salle Collegiate will go virtual for the week of November 30 - December 4.
Senior Joseph Basha has signed his national letter of intent to dive at the next level for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats.
The Pilots continued their dominant start to the 2020 MHSAA playoffs Friday night, taming the St. Clair Shores Lakeview Huskies, 35-6, in a Division 2 district semifinal contest.
Junior Peyton Ross and senior Preston Earl were revved up and ready to go Friday morning at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., the site of the 2020 MHSAA cross country state meet.
Five students from the De La Salle Collegiate SAVE Club (Students Against Vandalizing the Environment) recently participated in a week-long project to improve the appearance of a small area surrounding the Kelly Baseball Field sign.
The Pilots (3-4) got back to basics Friday night, with solid defensive play and a steady dose of the ground and pound, and soared past the Roseville Panthers, 58-14, in the first round of the 2020 MHSAA state playoffs.
De La Salle's 2020 cross country season has come to an end, after a fifth-place finish in the state regional meet Friday at Chandler Park Golf Course in Detroit.
Playoff season is upon us. And the De La Salle varsity football team, led by first-year Pilots head man Dan Rohn, is ready to go.
The Pilots' 2020 varsity soccer season was one that was defined by both adversity and many highlights.
On Thursday, Oct. 29, the school administration was notified that two students and one support staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.
Coaches Sandy Buchanan and Jill Suminski continue to lead the De La Salle Collegiate cross country program with experience and innovation.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Christian Brothers Auxiliary (CBA) Holiday Craft Show has been canceled, but the group is still making its popular holiday items available online.
Senior Xavier Omozokpia was named a National African American Scholar and invited to be a part of the National African American Recognition Program.
The popular De La Salle Collegiate Stock Market Club is back with a unique feature.
The De La Salle varsity soccer team captured the program's 29th MHSAA district championship with a 7-0 win over Lakeview High School Oct. 22, on St. John Baptist de La Salle Field.
The De La Salle Collegiate Cross-Country team is headed to Regionals on Friday, Oct. 30.
47 seniors and 35 juniors were recently inducted into the De La Salle Collegiate National Honor Society (NHS), Brother Arator Justin Chapter.
Senior Amelio Zaya, junior Nicholas Avgousti, and sophomore Antonio Garofalo had the most improved grade point average in their respective classes for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year.
Senior Preston Earl and junior Peyton Ross, members of the De La Salle Collegiate Cross-Country Team! Earl placed 5th, and Ross was 6th at the CHSL Championship meet on Oct. 17; both achieved First-Team All-Catholic honors.
A second positive COVID-19 case has been reported.
We have been notified that one of our students has tested positive with Covid.
While the fall marching band season has been short, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the De La Salle Collegiate Marching Band has worked hard to prepare its fall program “The Music of Kiss.”
De La Salle’s Toast of the Town, a night out with Detroit Piston legend Isiah Thomas, will take place on Saturday, November 7, at the Detroit Athletic Club.
For the first time since 2005, there will be a new head varsity wrestling coach at De La Salle Collegiate.
Two interns have joined the De La Salle Collegiate faculty this fall.
As the school year enters its second month in the age of COVID-19, with mask-wearing, social distancing, and hand sanitizing becoming “normal,” some student activities are slowly returning.
Faculty members Annmarie Michol and Jeana Page will co-coordinate the De La Salle Collegiate International Baccalaureate (IB) Program during the 2020-2021 school year.
Students in the Class of 2021 enjoyed a free coney lunch on Monday, courtesy of Principal Brother Ken Kalinowski.
Larry Rancilio, a De La Salle Collegiate alumnus from the Class of 1986, has been named the school’s fifth president.
Although Christopher Dean, De La Salle Collegiate Class of 1989, has been the Academic Assistant Principal for the past few years, he now has added duties to his role. His responsibilities, however, are not new territory.
When Dan Rohn and the De La Salle Collegiate varsity football team take the field at Wayne State University this Saturday, the Pilots will be ready.
Gjon Djokaj, the head coach at Walled Lake Northern the past three seasons, is the Pilots’ new basketball coach.
Annmarie Michol is still thriving as a coach and making a difference in the lives of students and athletes each and every day.
The cross-country team achieved a perfect score of 15 against Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in Monday’s dual meet at Lake St. Clair Metro Park.
During a non-pandemic fall semester, De La Salle Collegiate counselor Jon Hickey would be carefully scheduling in-person visits from college admissions representatives.
As students return to school this week, observing protocols and social distancing in classrooms, teachers are doing more than presenting lessons.
When De La Salle Collegiate kicks off the 2020 soccer season next week, it will do so without fans in the stands at Saint John Baptist de La Salle Field.
On Tuesday, Brother Ken Kalinowski was named interim principal of De La Salle Collegiate.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has postponed football, moving the gridiron sport to spring 2021.
De La Salle Collegiate plans to use a mobile app to health screen students, faculty, and staff as they enter the building each day.
Greetings from behind a vinyl shield at De La Salle Collegiate. School officials are preparing for the new normal as students return to class in the middle of a pandemic.
Cameron Kessler is holding a can and bottle collection drive to raise money for the De La Salle Blackfeet School in Montana.
Greg Esler, who served the school as major gifts officer since 2018, will now lead De La Salle's Advancement Department, the school’s Board of Trustees announced Monday.
De La Salle is seeking a host family for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. A sound and stable host family is a key success to our program. Part of our commitment to our partnership students and their parents is to help provide them with a good home.
Dr. Salvatore Ventimiglia '89, and Dr. Peter Watson '90 are helping De La Salle create its return-to-school plan for the upcoming academic year.
De La Salle Collegiate announced Wednesday that Dennis Parks will assume the role of interim athletic director immediately.
Two De La Salle Collegiate students and members of the Pilots' trapshooting team, participated in the National Virtual Championships.
After 26 seasons, Greg Esler has resigned as De La Salle's boys' basketball coach.
This is the last week to make your Catholic voices heard before Congress releases a draft COVID-19 Emergency relief bill.
De La Salle Collegiate students Christian Bueti and David Chomicz were recognized this spring for work they do in their parish community.
Joshua Hoenscheid recently graduated from Junior Leadership Macomb, a non-profit organization whose 10-month program brings together junior leaders from around the county.
History was made at De La Salle Collegiate on Saturday when the class of 2020 gathered for a baccalaureate mass unlike any other in the school’s 94-year history.
As a Catholic high school graduate, you have a desire to seek wisdom and truth, the discipline to become self-learners, the capacity to recognize ethical and moral grounding for behavior, and the responsibility to transform and enrich the world with the light of Christ’s Gospel.
The human indignity and indecency we’ve witnessed recently against the black community are both appalling and deplorable. Our hearts are heavy and our souls are weeping during this dark moment in our nation’s history.
Golf coach Doug McKay was inducted into his fourth hall of fame, as the Michigan High School Coaches' Association honored his career.
Offseason football training may be starting soon. But for at least a day, the Pilots found a way to come together and make a difference.
Jim Singelyn has made use of some of his COVID-19 downtime, putting together an all-time swim and dive dual meet roster, piecing together some of the best swimmers and times in school history.
Vincent Motowski, who recently finished his junior academic year at De La Salle Collegiate, has received a Junior Business Student of the Year scholarship from Northwood University.
For the better part of 10 years, Top Cat Sales has worked with De La Salle in one way or another. At this point we all know our school and others are going to be hit hard. These schools are there for us, let's take an opportunity to be there for them.
On Tuesday, De La Salle Collegiate seniors Gabriel Kirck and Cameron Thompson were among this year’s recipients of the Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarships.
760 WJR and General Motors are proud to congratulate De La Salle Collegiate’s graduating class of 2020!
The Bridge the Gap online fundraising campaign – which will be held June 8-12 – is a five-night celebration of students, teachers, alumni, and families!
The De La Salle Collegiate bowling team took it a step further on Saturday, celebrating its seniors with a parade around Macomb County and drive-in tributes.
Father Brian Meldrum '02 celebrates our final all-school mass of the 2019-20 academic year in the De La Salle chapel.
We salute the Class of 2020 on the final week of their high school career. A special thank you to Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill for his inspirational speech to our seniors.
The new normal may not exactly be in place yet, but senior Grant Toutant is already preparing himself for when the day comes.
For many football players that gathered at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital Thursday morning, it was the first time they had seen their brothers in person since mid-March. It certainly drummed up some emotions.
The season was anything but normal for the swim team. So why would the Pilots expect their end-of-season banquet to be any different?
The Pilots golf team wrapped up its regular season Tuesday did pretty well, capturing yet another county championship at The Orchards Golf Club.
Teacher Traci Smith and her husband are spending quality time with their eight-year-old daughter, and the newest member of their family.
In April, teacher Nina Jacks received the official notification that De La Salle once again is recognized as a Green School by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners.
The De La Salle Collegiate Board of Trustees announced the members of the presidential search committee who will lead the process to identify the fifth president in school history.
De La Salle teachers Laura Rigby and Annmarie Michol know what it's like to deal with COVID-19 up close and personal.
Distance learning? No problem for teacher Joe Novak, who created a chalkboard in his home as a visual aid for students.
Veteran physical education teacher Scott Grimmer hopes students will spend some time each day with his WOW – With Out Weights workout.
Art teacher John Hicks regularly spends class time working with individual students, giving in-person critiques of works in progress, and inviting peer comments.
The Pilots' wrestling team showed their resiliency, finishing with an above .500 record, a top-12 position at the Macomb County Championships, and a fourth-place finish ...
For alumnus Phil Zimny his 3D printer was a way to assist his alma mater’s robotics team. But during these unprecedented times, he is using his printer to help frontline healthcare workers in their fight against COVID-19.
From his residence in Syracuse, NY, Brother Joe Jozwiak, De La Salle's new executive administrator, delivers a video message to the De La Salle Collegiate community.
Ed Olejniczak would prefer to be in school, but the distance-learning transition has been pretty smooth, with the amount of work similar to what he used to in a normal school day.
Minseok Bae recorded the second-best math score among 350 students in Macomb County. He finished with the 152nd best overall test score in the state, 29th among sophomores.
It's the little stories that can tell the tale, and for Pilots bowling coach Jay Lang, the stories really added up this season.
De La Salle junior Austin Nielsen juggles his International Baccalaureate classwork with his pursuit of acting.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, while all classes are being taught online, juniors and seniors in the International Baccalaureate Program have a unique challenge.
For thousands of athletes around the state, the decision by the MHSAA to cancel the rest of the boys' basketball tournament was sudden, totally unexpected.
It was pretty apparent early on 2019-20 might be a challenge for De La Salle Collegiate on the ice.
Postseason basketball awards provided solace to some of the top players from around the state. And three De La Salle Collegiate players were among those honored.
While De La Salle Collegiate teachers have transitioned from in-person classrooms to distance-learning environments, the Slussers and VanThommes are adjusting to other COVID-19 pandemic challenges.
Last week, seniors Derrelle Murray and Bronson O’Kray learned they have earned Ted Bates Memorial Community Scholarship awards. The two college-bound Pilots will receive $1,000 awards.
Adriana Vidican is no stranger to adaptation – or wearing a mask, which is the new normal during this coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world. She fled Romania to the U.S. in 1992, seeking political asylum.
On a day when the state closed all schools for the rest of the academic year, senior Cristian Adragna sent a much-appreciated letter of thanks and encouragement to De La Salle's faculty and staff.
Annmarie Michol is still thriving as a coach and making a difference in the lives of students and athletes each and every day.
Until the coronavirus pandemic closed schools statewide, and De La Salle Collegiate students began distance learning last month, brothers Joe and Jon Opolski normally studied in their own rooms.
Today, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer suspended in-person learning at all K-12 schools for the rest of the academic year.
We had a great first week of distance learning! The staff is especially enjoying the phone calls home to check in with families.
Learn more about Distance Learning and what students need to know. Also, students should be checking their email accounts; attendance protocol; tutoring is available; free meals are available; coping skills; and much more.
Justin Desmet, Zack Jarski, and Michael Kafoury have been named to the Macomb County All-Academic Team, sponsored by the Macomb Daily.
Brother Joseph Jozwiak is returning to De La Salle to serve in his new role as executive administrator for the foreseeable future.
For school psychologist Andrew Campbell, distance learning is truly distant. He and his family, including three children under the age of four, are waiting out the pandemic in North Carolina.
For a few fleeting moments back on March 12, swim coach Jim Singelyn had some reservations as the state finals inched closer and closer.
On Wednesday, Mr. Barger challenged his engineering students at De La Salle to determine the surface area of pistons for two Lamborghini models.
Welcome inside Mr. Szczegielniak's online concert band class for the second day of distance learning at De La Salle Collegiate.
School officials are working on contingency plans for senior events for the rest of the year keeping what is best for the community at the center of consideration.
After reading through sections of freshmen Theology journals, Brother Ken Kalinowski wanted to share a few key thoughts.
Due to the Covid-19 global crisis, De La Salle Collegiate has postponed the 39th annual Christian Brothers Dinner scheduled for April 30.
This is the first week of distance learning under the new normal; coronavirus information; report cards are available; AP testing updates; school calandars; and more.
The MDE issued a memorandum indicating that online instruction will not count toward instructional hours for public schools. While this is true for public schools, this MDE instruction is not applicable to De La Salle Collegiate.
As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread and impact school communities, De La Salle Collegiate wants to do what it can to help.
As information about the global outbreak of the coronavirus and its presence in the U.S. and other parts of the world continues to rapidly evolve, we want to assure you that De La Salle Collegiate is committed to the safety and well-being of all Pilots.
De La Salle Collegiate announced Thursday the hiring of Sean Clark as its next head hockey coach.
Defense did the trick for the Pilots, who cruised to a 62-33 district semifinal victory over Warren Mott.
De La Salle Collegiate held a blessing and dedication ceremony for the new stained-glass window in the school chapel. About 40 people attended Tuesday morning’s 30-minute long service which saw Bishop Robert Fisher bless the new window with holy water.
The Pilots' concert band will compete in the state competition after earning a Superior rating, the highest rating possible for their performances last Saturday at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District XVI Band Festival at Warren Woods Tower High School.
De La Salle’s talented ‘witnesses’ and ‘attorneys’ finished the year in the Macomb County Mock Trial Regional Competition held at the Macomb County Circuit Courthouse in Mount Clemens.
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Brett Stanley finished 4-2 over the two-day tournament, bringing home the fifth-place medal at 160 pounds in the individual wrestling finals.
Rick Corona was recognized for his excellence on the sidelines and beyond, as he was inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches' Association Hall of Fame.
The range of emotions Alexander Thorn had to deal with Saturday was both far and wide. But the senior wouldn't trade it for the world.
As Brett Stanley's first match at the individual wrestling finals went along Friday afternoon at Ford Field, it just seemed like something was missing.
Seniors Michael Kafoury (right) and Jarod Amparo have been named Class of 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
If there was a movie script to be made on the sport of bowling, Jay Lang sure would have the inside track to write it.
Brett Stanley is planning on bringing that best friend with him to Ford Field this weekend for the state individual wrestling finals.
The Brothers of the Christian Schools and the Board of Trustees remain committed to following best practices and providing an education of excellence to every De La Salle student.
While the coronavirus is a serious public health situation, the CDC continues to believe the immediate risk to the general public remains low at this time.
Last Saturday, De La Salle Collegiate’s robotics team, the AutoPilots, had to overcome a few setbacks during the Michigan districts at the FIRST Robotics Competition at Macomb Community College.
Caleb Reese hit three of four free throws over the game's final 23 seconds to help De La Salle to a 61-56 win over Detroit Denby.
A four-time state champion with 18 years of head coaching experience, Dan Rohn has been named the 19th head football coach in De La Salle Collegiate history.
Muskegon native Dan Rohn has been pegged to become the 19th head football coach in De La Salle Collegiate history. Last week, he graciously answered a few questions. Read what he had to say.
Senior announcement orders; mock trial competes this weekend; American Red Cross to make a blood-drive visit; Advancement Office news; school calendars; parent group information; and more.
The Pilots put together two solid periods only to see it unravel in a 6-1 loss to Grosse Pointe South.
Pilots Salvatore Aiello and Alexander Thorn were on the cusp of making or missing the Top 10 cut for qualifying out to the state bowling finals next week.
Four De La Salle Collegiate basketball players were recently honored by the Catholic High School League.
On Tuesday, Justin Desmet was recognized for some of his many community service projects, receiving the William H. Lacey Community Service Award from the Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary Club.
Having been that team that caught on fire and went on to win a regional, the Pilots couldn't help but admire what U-D Jesuit was able to do Friday
Having lost four of its last five games, Friday night's 45-36 win over Detroit Henry Ford tasted just a little bit sweeter for the Pilots.
Winners of the last two Division 1 regional tournaments, De La Salle faces a few challenges as it aims to claim a third-consecutive bowling championship.
Typical teenagers prefer to spend Friday nights hanging with friends or attending school activities. But recently Vince Motowski and nearly 20 De La Salle students found a different priority.
Longtime basketball coach Greg Esler will be enshrined into the Saint Clair Shores Athletic Hall of Fame at Blossom Heath Inn on March 8.
For the fourth consecutive year, De La Salle Collegiate’s Anthony Killop has qualified for the Michigan High School Powerlifting Association state finals.
Honors Convocation Dinner; Paczki Day; Pilot Hangar sale; Graduation tickets available; the Raffle starts; upcoming blood drive; Christian Brothers Dinner; school calendars; and much more.
The Pilots varsity bowling team got off to a tremendous start at the Catholic League Championships Saturday morning.
The Pilots rallied from at least five points down twice in their Catholic League quarterfinal game, but couldn't muster up one final rally, as they fell to Detroit Loyola 52-47.
For 23 consecutive years, De La Salle Collegiate social studies teacher Thaier Mukhtar has conducted the school’s annual Jeopardy tournament.
By day, Jay Ritchie teaches history, psychology, and sociology at De La Salle. But after school, the veteran educator hits the hardwood at Macomb Community College where he is head women’s basketball coach.
Archbishop of Malta Charles Jude Scicluna recently visited family in Detroit and celebrated an all-school mass at De La Salle Collegiate. The Archbishop was kind enough to sit through a question-and-answer session with us.
Presidents Day sale in The Pilot Hangar; WAMS tickets are still available; Raffle tickets distribution is this week; upcoming parent spring athletics meetings; school calendars; parent group news; and more.
De La Salle Collegiate had four wrestlers finish in the top-four Saturday at the Division 1 individual district tournament.
Nearly a dozen members of De La Salle’s Student Council and National Honor Society volunteered at the annual Sweetheart Dance, which has become a great opportunity for students and residents to socialize, have fun, and enjoy some music.
Last Friday, sophomore Seth Ray attended Night to Shine, which is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love for people with special needs.
De La Salle Collegiate’s Information Night is an opportunity for prospective students and parents to become better acquainted with all that De La Salle has to offer.
In a unique partnership, De La Salle Collegiate students are working with young learners at Rainbow Elementary in the Clintondale School District each Wednesday.
Falling by just two points in last year's team district championship match did not sit well with the Pilots' wrestling team.
What started off promising turned into a match filled with landmines Wednesday, as De La Salle's wrestling season came to an end.
De La Salle Collegiate teacher Ron Barger marked his sixth decade as a wrestling referee when he worked a high school match lin January.
Orchard Lake St. Mary's showed just how dangerous it can be Tuesday night when it paid a visit to De La Salle Collegiate.
Course selections are open this week; buy your candy grams; attention senior parents; upcoming parent sports meetings; school calendars; parent group updates; and more.
Macomb Dakota ended De La Salle's seven-year reign at the Macomb County Swimming and Diving Championships.
Missing leading scorer, the PIlots struggled to find their groove Friday night, falling to Detroit Catholic Central, 45-42.
Despite wrestling shorthanded Friday at the Catholic League championships, De La Salle made the most of its opportunities.
Bill Fox, the alumnus who made history at De La Salle Collegiate nine years ago by giving the school its largest-ever donation, died Thursday following a long illness.
Robert Vanderdonck beat Grosse Pointe North goalie Brian Clogg to the puck - and subsequently to the goal - netting the game-winner in the Pilots' 6-5 overtime victory
Five De La Salle Collegiate musicians have qualified for the State Solo & Ensemble Festival in March.
Girls! Glamour! and Gershwin highlight the spring as the De La Salle Collegiate Wig and Mask Society presents the award-winning musical, Nice Work If You Can Get.
it truly took a team effort for De La Salle Collegiate to pull away for a 59-50 win over Stoney Creek on Monday.
Student Council dance; Tuition Assistance Applications; Course Request time is coming; Teen Street Driving Skills available; IB Registration sheets are due; school calendars; parent group news; and more.
Overcoming a sluggish start on Saturday, seniors Andrew Rusu and Alexander Thorn helped their team right the ship.
Former Michigan State linebacker and Super Bowl champion Greg Jones shared stories about his personal journey and tips for making the right choices during Friday's Positive You assembly at De La Salle Collegiate.
Juniors Vince Motowski and Billy Boulus were among the 38 students who traveled to Washington for the March for Life. They shared their thoughts about the experience prior to Monday's all-school liturgy to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.
In response to the recent media reports, De La Salle offered an official statement on Wednesday. Click to read more.
De La Salle Collegiate freshman Roland Hernandez has been named a 2020 Michigan Thumb Scholastic Art Awards winner in photography.
John Schmid, a former longtime business teacher at De La Salle Collegiate, died on Jan. 24. He taught accounting, business law, and economics from 1975 to 2005 at De La Salle, where his wife, Debbie, was also a business teacher in the 90s.
Nick Troszak's defensive gems in the final minute helped the Pilots knock off powerful Detroit U-D Jesuit, 58-51.
Following Monday's mass, Kevin Kijewski, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Detroit, was kind enough to sit down for a Q&A session.
Recognizing Catholic Schools and Anti-Bullying Weeks; Tuition Assistance Night and Tuition Assistance applications now available; upcoming Student Council Dance; next year's online course requests; school calendars; parent group news; and more.
Despite what ended in an 8-4 loss to Cranbrook, the final-year players felt the love from those in attendance at Senior Night.
he De La Salle Collegiate bowling team continued to take steps forward in its quest to be peaking at the right time of the season on Saturday.
Representing a multitude of career fields, more than 60 alumni, parents, faculty and alumni spouses, and friends of alumni gave presentations on their various careers during De La Salle’s Career Day.
Squaring off against the Pilots junior varsity team, the varsity squad rallied from a 10-0 deficit to claim an 18-12 victory, in a Catholic League East matchup.
A lifelong educator, vice principal, athletic director, and coach, Gary Buslepp enjoyed three tours at De La Salle before retiring in 2018. Now, the Catholic League Hall of Fame coach has been named this year’s honoree at the 39th annual Christian Brothers Dinner.
De La Salle opened each of the first two quarters with 7-0 runs, but it could not sustain those leads in a disappointing 65-56 loss at St. Mary's.
Take a behind-the-scenes look at De La Salle's stained-glass project at Thompson Art Glass.
Positive You for Parents is this week; Gettysburg trip parents info meeting; registration for 2020-21 courses available soon; Bullying Awareness Week; school calendars; parent group news; and more.
Helped by a 269 in Game 3 of qualifying play, Jack Gohlke made it into match play Sunday at the Macomb County Championships.
The De La Salle Collegiate bowling team ran into a familiar foe Saturday at the Macomb County Championships.
Anti-Bullying Week will take place at De La Salle Collegiate from Jan. 27-31. This school-wide initiative is intended to raise awareness of the issue of bullying among children, especially in high schools.
De La Salle Collegiate's young swim and dive team is a work in progress. That much has been known since Day 1.
Led by senior Josef Gjonaj's 22 points, the host Pilots rolled past Rochester Adams 75-53 to improve to 6-1 on the season.
Junior Lorance Morrison has been recognized with the Random Act of Kindness Award for his charitable work with the school’s Christian Service Office in December.
Upcoming information meetings for IB Discover Night, March for Life and Tuition Assistance; Positive You sign-up for parents; help with the spring musical; school calendars; parents group news; and more.
Red hot from the field, Brother Rice hit 11 three-point baskets en route to a 79-67 victory over the Pilots.
The Pilots righted the ship Saturday at the Shorian Bakers Dozen Challenge in St. Clair Shores.
The Pilots looked good, picking up six pins en route to a 54-15 victory at Warren Collegiate.
Families who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid for De La Salle or Regina High School are encouraged to attend Tuition Assistance Night.
On the heels of last month’s wildly successful student presentation at De La Salle Collegiate, Kenny Spear will return on Jan. 21 to educate parents about prevention tools and techniques to best empower their children.
Thanks to a generous donation from Mrs. Irene Wojcik, the 84-seat chapel at De La Salle Collegiate will shine even brighter with the installation of a new stained-glass window.
What might have seemed like a holiday getaway turned into much, much more for the De La Salle Collegiate swimmers and divers this past weekend.
Grosse Pointe North struck first and found a way to keep the Pilots at bay for much of the afternoon during their 5-3 victory.
The Pilots struggled to find consistency Saturday, falling just five pins shy of qualifying out to tournament play at the Bakers Dozen Invitational.
Dominic Ragona, Kenneth Ryder, and Brett Stanley, took home championships Saturday at the Spartan Classic Invitational.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.
Sign up for Honors Banking class; report cards available on Jan. 10; IB Discovery Night; ACT/SAT test prep; school calendars; parent group news; and much more.
Grosse Pointe South ruled the day, finishing with 603 points. Dow was runner-up, followed by Groves, and De La Salle.
To Kenny Ryder, it was the first of what he hopes is the achievement of several big goals this season on the mat.
The Pilots sent their fans home with an early Christmas gift - a 65-62 overtime victory over previously-unbeaten Hamtramck.
With Prayers and Gratitude, from De La Salle Collegiate, Merry Christmas.
Besides two top-seed wrestlers, the Pilots have seven more still alive in the tournament and will have a chance in the consolation round.
To say the Pilots' swimming and diving program has achieved a bit of success over the past half-decade would be quite the understatement.
Joe Gjonaj, who shut down West Bloomfield's top freshman, also put up a game-high 22 points himself in the Pilots' 69-56 victory over the Lakers.
Midterms are this week; Pilot Hangar holiday hours; report cards available soon; IB Discovery Night; school calendar; parent group news; and more.
Pilots showed their strength up top, as seven wrestlers brought home medals.
Kenny Spear held an all-school assembly inside the Bill Fox Gymnasium at De La Salle Collegiate, where he captivated students with his powerful and moving testimony.
De La Salle Collegiate students connected with the non-profit Good Shepherd Coalition of Macomb County to identify families needing help with groceries and gifts for the Christmas holiday.
The December Student, Teacher and Staffer of the Month are: counselor Dominic Reid, junior Eddie Olejniczak, and social studies teacher Andrew Grauzer.
A rough start to its first match against Romeo could have completely soured the night for the De La Salle Collegiate wrestlers.
Senior Noah Cole just made $112,913 - virtually - in an online simulation game at MarketWatch.com that engages students in the world of global capital markets.
The Pilots overcame a few bumps in the road, dominating the fourth quarter en route to a 68-47 victory at Notre Dame Prep.
Make no mistake about it, De La Salle Collegiate head coach Greg Esler has a feeling about this year's Pilots basketball team.
With experience gained and four varsity bowlers back, coach Jay Lang is excited about his team's prospects for 2019-20.
The 2019-20 bowling season officially kicked off Monday, with De La Salle Collegiate proving it will once again be a team to contend with this season.